Mets Recap: Scherzer Gets Spring Training deGrom Treatment

The Mets got shutout by the Marlins 3-0, dropping their Spring record to 1-2. Main plus was the strong outing from Max Scherzer, who went 5 innings of one run ball in his first outing.

Max velo started out lower but he dialed it up later in his outing. Scherzer threw just 72 pitches (55 strikes) over his 5 innings. Max struck out 5, allowed 3 hits and walked none. Impressive to see in his first outing of spring.

Jose Butto came into the sixth in relief of Scherzer. Butto could be an important depth piece for the Mets as the young righty is placed on the 40 man roster. Butto started with a strong 6th but allowed 2 unearned runs in the seventh (hit and a walk in that inning). Butto went 1.1 innings allowing those 2 unearned runs before Eric Orze came in.

Eric Orze allowed the third run to score, but limited the damage going 0.2 innings. Orze is also an arm to keep an eye on and likely to make his major league debut soon.

The last Mets pitcher to pitch was Colin Holderman, who was absolutely filthy in his outing. Holderman struck out 3, allowing one hit in his inning of work. He demonstrated filthy sliders with 99mph sinkers. Also an arm to keep an eye on in the Mets system.

On the offensive side, the Mets collected just 2 hits. Luis Guillorme doubled and Jake Mangum singled. Let’s hope that won’t be a theme. Early spring with lots of inregulars in the lineup, I am not worried jet.

Today the Mets will play the Astros at Clover Park. The game will start at 6.10pm with Jacob deGrom facing Jake Odorizzi.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: J.D. Davis Goes Yard Again

Syracuse Mets (21-41)

The Syracuse Mets split a Doubleheader against the Red Wings on Wednesday.

Game one:

Syracuse lost the opener 9-4 besides homeruns from Chance Sisco and J.D. Davis. Overall Syracuse collected just 5 hits without any multi hit games.

Jesus Reyes dropped to 0-8 after allowing 5 runs over 6 innings of work.

Game two:

Game two went to Syracuse on a 7-5 win. Cheslor Cuthbert was the big man going 2 for 2 with 2 homeruns and 3 RBI’s.

Cameron Maybin had a 3 hits game, driving in one run and Orlando Calixte drove in two with a 2 run double.

Nick Tropeano got the start allowing just one run in 3.1 innings. Hartlieb struggled allowing 3 runs and Roney got the blown save allowing another run in a 4 run 5th. After the offense got the lead back, Nogosek saved it in the seventh.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (22-37)

The Rumble Ponies lost to the Altoona Curve 10-3. Jake Mangum doubled twice and drove in a run. Baty collected a double in his AA debut.

Carlos Cortes homered in the loss. It was Cortes his 10th of the season. In some bad news, Vientos left the game after he got hit on the left hand.

Dustin Beggs allowed 6 runs in 5.2 innings, allowing 10 hits. Hackimer didn’t fair better as he allowed 4 runs in 2.1 innings.

Brooklyn Cyclones (20-40)

The Cyclones lost to the BlueClaws 3-2. Ronny Mauricio drove in both runs with a double, going 2 for 3 on the day. The Cyclones collected just 4 total hits.

Jose Butto was strong going 5.2 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 3 hits. He allowed just 1 walk, while striking out 4.

St. Lucie Mets (33-29)

The St. Lucie Mets swept a Doubleheader against Palm Beach Cardinals.

Game one:

St. Lucie Mets got game one with a 6-3 win. Warren Saunders and Branden Fryman both collected two hits and a RBI.

The St. Lucie Mets went with a bullpen day in game one. Strong outings from Austin Faith, Colin Holderman and Reyson Santos were important after Luis Moreno struggled.

Game two:

St. Lucie won game two 4-2 after a big 3 run homerun from Matt O’Neil in the sixth to give St. Lucie the lead.

Alex Ramirez went 2 for 3 and Omar de los Santos went 2 for 3 with a RBI in his debut for St. Lucie.

Junior Santos pitched well over 6 innings of two run ball. He allowed 7 hits and 4 walks, but was able to limit the damage.

Luis Montas got the save with a scoreless seventh.

Photo by: Richard Nelson

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Fargas Homers for Second Straight Day

Syracuse Mets Postponed

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (21-34)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Fisher Cats 5-1. Jake Mangum homered for his sixth of the year. Vientos went 2 for 4 with a RBI and Manny Rodriguez drove in 2.

Josh Walker shined again, going 6 scoreless innings. The lefty allowed just 2 hits and a walk with 5 strikeouts. Walker lowered his season ERA to 2.83.

Brooklyn Cyclones Postponed

St. Lucie Mets (30-27)

The St. Lucie Mets lost to the Mighty Mussels 9-7. Johneswhy homered for the second straight day, hitting a 3th inning 3 run homerun. Edgardo Fermin went 2 for 3 with a homerun off his own.

Oscar Rojas struggled a bit since a dominant recent stretch. He allowed 4 runs over 6 innings. The bullpen struggled allowing 5 runs in 3 innings.

Photo by: St. Lucie Mets Twitter

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Jake Mangum Walks it off!

Syracuse Mets (11-23)

The Syracuse Mets lost to the Worcester Red Sox 5-3. Tyler Megill was great in his second AAA start, going 5.1 innings of one run ball. Megill allowed just 2 hits and 2 walks with 7 strikeouts.

After Reid-Foley pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless ball, Nogosek couldn’t hold the lead allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 1.2 innings of work.

Calixte, Puello, Tovar and Ferguson all had multi hit games.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (11-22)

The Rumble Ponies best the BaySox 5-4 after a walk off hit from Jake Mangum. Walter Lagrange had the big pinch hit 3 run homerun in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game up.

Carlos Cortes had another 2 hit game as he is now hitting. 298 with a .933 OPS. Will Toffey also homered in the win.

Cole Gordon got the start and pitched well over 5.2 innings of 2 run ball.

Brooklyn Cyclones (10-21)

The Cyclones got two hit in a 8-0 loss to the Renegades. Duplantis and Bohanek collected the only hits.

Jaison Vilera was hurt by the homerun ball again, allowing 2 homeruns over 3.2 innings. Vilera allowed 7 runs (6 earned) over that span. Andrew Edwards struck out 4 in 2 hitless innings.

St. Lucie Mets (20-14)

The St. Lucie Mets beat the Palm Beach Cardinals 5-3 behind a 2 homerun, 4 RBI, day from Brandon McIlwain. Warren Saunders collected three hits in the win.

Junior Santos was great over 5 scoreless innings. He lowered his season ERA to 4.88. Willy Taveras struck out 4 in his third save.

Photo by: Andrew Gold

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mets Top Prospects Show Power in Brooklyn

Syracuse Mets (10-18)

The Syracuse Mets played a Doubleheader on Friday after the Thursday postponed game. They split the twinbill with the Buffalo Bisons.

Game one:

Syracuse lost game one after failing to take the lead with the free runner in the top of the eight. Stephen Nogosek, who has been splendid, allowed the free runner to score on the walk off loss 5-4.

The Mets got a solid start from Thomas Szapucki, who got betrayed by his defense (error Guillorme). Szapucki allowed 3 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings. He allowed just 2 hits, but both went out of the yard. Positive note was that Szapucki allowed just one walk, with 7 strikeouts.

Guillorme went 1 for 1 with a walk as he tries to return. Mazeika kept hitting, going 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Khalil Lee also had a good game going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs batted in.

Game 2:

Two three run innings, with 2 two run homeruns got Syracuse a 6-3 win in game two. David Thompson hit his team leading 7th and Cheslot Cuthbert hit his first since joining the organization.

Tyler Megill made his AAA debut with 4 innings of 2 run ball. Oswalt and Renteria pitched well to combine for just 1 unearned run in 3 innings.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (8-19)

The Ponies won their 4th in a row, beating the Fisher Cats 11-4. Jake Mangum stayed red hot going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, a RBI and a Walk. Nick Meyer also collected 3 hits and a RBI and Carlos Cortes kept his good hitting going with a 2 for 6 day. He raised his OPS to .862

Adam Oller got the win going 5 innings of 2 run ball in the victory.

Brooklyn Cyclones (9-16)

After the game got suspended in the fourth inning on Thurday, it got resumed on Friday, beating the BlueClaws 6-4.

Baty homered in the Thurday and the Friday part of the game (see clip of the Thurday in yesterday’s recap). Overall Baty went 3 for 4 with 2 homeruns and 4 RBIs in the game. Baty is now hitting .372 with a .1045 OPS (after the second game)

Mauricio returned to old form with a 3 for 5 game, with a homerun of his own.

Cam Opp struggled since his promotion continued, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in three innings. The bullpen picked it up with good outings from Eric Orze (2.1 scoreless) and Bryce Montes de Oca (1.2 scoreless with 4K). Brian Metoyer got the save.

Game 2:

The Cyclones also had a regular scheduled game as they lost 5-4. The Cyclones collected just 2 hits. A 2 run single for Baty and a long bomb for Francisco Alvarez.

Jaison Vilera allowed 4 solo homeruns in 4.2 innings of work. Vilera has allowed a shocking 10 homeruns in just 21 innings of work this season.

The Cyclones bullpen couldn’t hold the lead after not one, but two catchers interferences in the sixth. A tough loss for Allen Winans who allowed an unearned run in that inning.

St. Lucie Mets (16-12)

The St. Lucie Mets offense keeps struggling since Alvarez his promotion and PCA his injury. St. Lucie collected just 4 hits in a 3-2 loss to the Mighty Mussels.

Joe Suozzi collected 2 of the 4 hits with a RBI.

Austin Faith allowed 2 runs in 3 innings. His ERA raised to 3.26. Luis Montas pitched three hitless innings, he is unscored upon in 5 innings so far. Matt Cleveland worked around to walks to keep his ERA at 0.00 in 9.1 innings of work so far. Willy Taveras got the loss allowing a run in his inning, his ERA raised to 2.53. Still having a good year with 13 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.

Photo by: Andrew Gold